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Heinrich: Congress Must Take Energy Innovation Seriously

on June 20, 2017 - 6:49am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joint Economic Committee Democrats today released a report on the barriers to clean energy innovation that are preventing the U.S. economy from fully capitalizing on clean energy’s economic potential.
Instead of prioritizing energy innovation to position the United States as the global leader, Congressional Republicans often cite federal funding in climate change as government waste, and President Trump’s budget proposes deep cuts to energy innovation programs at the Department of Energy.

Registration Opens For Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

on June 20, 2017 - 6:47am

Participants in a previous Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Courtesy/YMCA

Scene from a previous Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run Tuesday, July 4. The 5K is open to all ages who want to walk, run or jog in this festive event.

Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in kid, youth, adult, adult 60+ and dog jogger. The best costumed participant will win bagels-for-a-year from Ruby K’s.

Obituary: David Bruce Holtkamp April 16, 1954 – June 16, 2017

on June 20, 2017 - 6:28am
DAVID BRUCE HOLTKAMP April 16, 1954 – June 16, 2017

David Bruce Holtkamp departed this life on June 16, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado surrounded by his wife, Irma, their children, David Michael (Michele) and Kathryn Alicia “Katy” (Michael) and his dear friend and colleague Jeremy Payton. He was born on April 16, 1954 in Beaumont, Texas to William Edward and Betty Joyce (Hundley) Holtkamp, Jr.

David and Irma came to Los Alamos, NM in January of 1979 and have lived there for all but one year since then. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 28.

David is preceded in death by his


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Uli's

on June 20, 2017 - 6:23am

On the Job in Los Alamos is Clare Bena at Uli's, a unique boutique in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Final Evening Update On Cajete Fire: Size: 1,412 Acres ... Containment: 85 Percent

on June 19, 2017 - 10:00pm

SFNF News:

Note: This is the last evening update. Future updates will be sent out once a day.

Today crews on the fireline observed minimal fire activity. Heavy dead and down timber continues to burn in the interior of fire. The uncontained section of the fire perimeter is within a snag patch (a section of standing dead trees) in the southeastern corner of the fire near Los Griegos Peak. The standing dead trees in this area, left by the 2011 Las Conchas fire, can fall suddenly, making this area too dangerous for firefighters to enter.

Obituary: John N. Horne Feb. 15, 1963 – June 15, 2017

on June 19, 2017 - 9:39pm

JOHN N. HORNE Feb. 15, 1963 – June 15, 2017

Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne, 54, died June 15, 2017 at his home in Los Alamos.

He leaves behind his loving father, John L. Horne; sister Deborah Barnes and her husband, James; nephew James Horne and family; aunts Susan Rerchert and Sharon Baljie; cousins Dianna Witle, Joann Tapert, Sharon Cooper, Jennifer Shiakallis, Susie Merlo and Christine Anderson, as well as countless friends, colleagues, law enforcement personnel throughout New Mexico and church brothers and sisters.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph


Scenes From Safety Town At Mountain Elementary

on June 19, 2017 - 9:21pm

Mountain Elementary School Principal Jennifer Guy and Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone check in participants at Safety Town this morning. Safety Town’s mission is to provide the opportunity for students entering kindergarten to learn about safety in their school, community and neighborhood. They will learn strategies to keep themselves safe and have opportunities to practice basic safety procedures in new situations including fire safety, bicycle safety, animal safety, gun safety, stranger safety, pedestrian safety, bus safety and drug safety. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scenes From Camp Invention At Barranca Elementary

on June 19, 2017 - 9:09pm

Camp Invention participants check out the duct tape supplies this morning at Barranca Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Secilli Keeler works with her Camp Invention group this morning at Barranca. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Camp Invention this morning at Barranca Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Camp Invention this morning at Barranca Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Camp Invention tools ready to go. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Kayti Herring sets the ground rules for her

Judge Finds David Rael Guilty On All Counts

on June 19, 2017 - 5:18pm

David Rael is handcuffed and taken into custody today for transportation to the New Mexico Corrections Department for a 60-day evaluation prior to sentencing. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

First Judicial District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommers takes the bench today to announce her verdict. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE First Judicial District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer found David Rael of Los Alamos guilty today of three counts of sexual exploitation of children – manufacture, one count of sexual exploitation of children –

Los Alamos Police Respond To Call Of Man With Gun At Smith's ... Arrest Gary Johnson Of Arizona Covered In Hate Group Tattoos

on June 19, 2017 - 4:56pm

Los Alamos Police arrest Gary Johnson of Arizona this afternoon after responding to a call that a man had a gun at Smith's Marketplace. Johnson had left Smith's in his black pickup and police spotted him and pulled him over near 15th Street and Trinity Drive. From left, Cpl. David Boe, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Det. Daniel Roberts speak with Johnson and determine that he possessed a pellet gun and was driving on a suspended license.

Tuesdays At The Pond Welcomes Back Marcos Cavalcante June 20

on June 19, 2017 - 3:45pm

Marcos Cavalcante


The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues Tuesday, June 20 with Marcos Cavalcante. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Marcos Cavalcante is a Brazilian guitar player, composer and arranger. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, a Masterʼs Degree in Music-Jazz Studies and a Doctoral Degree in Music-Classical Guitar Performance and Literature, from Indiana University School of Music.

Los Alamos RadioShack Is Closing July 15

on June 19, 2017 - 3:33pm
Owner Bill Cabral in front of the Los Alamos RadioShack. The store is closing its doors July 15. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos RadioShack franchise will close its doors July 15. A going-out-of-business sale is underway at the store, at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Wednesday.


Pajarito Astronomers Hold Dark Night June 24

on June 19, 2017 - 3:32pm
The Pajarito Astronomers is holding a County sponsored Dark Night at 8:30 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, June 24, at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Jupiter and its moons and Saturn with its rings and moons should be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Scenes From Friday's Red Elvises Concert

on June 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Red Elvises rocked Los Alamos on Los Alamos Daily Post Night Friday at the Summer Concert. Tim Hayn on keyboards rocking it with a Los Alamos fan. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Everybody bellydance! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Red Elvises on stage Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Firefighters enjoy the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A huge crowd came out for the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Igor Yuzov, lead singer and guitarist of the Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J.

Norman Doggett Wins Daily Postcard Photo Contest

on June 19, 2017 - 3:23pm

Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Chris Monteith, left, along with Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton present Norman Doggett with a $100 check for winning the Daily Postcard photo contest for the first quarter of 2017. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Norman Doggett's award-winnning shot of Ashley Pond. Photo by Norman Doggett



Los Alamos Daily Post 


Norman Doggett, who works at the Bio Science Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was driving to work in January when he noticed a magical winter scene at Ashley Pond.

Man In Chevy Baseball Cap Robs Albuquerque Bank

on June 19, 2017 - 3:17pm
FBI News:
A man wearing a Chevrolet baseball cap robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Friday, June 16 and fled in a gold Chevy SUV.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid- to late 30s, approximately 5'9” to 6” tall, and weighing about 200 to 220 pounds. He wore a two-tone Chevrolet baseball cap, greenish brown shirt and dark pants.
At approximately 4:15 p.m., the suspect entered BBVA Compass Bank, 7530 Montgomery Blvd. NE. He presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect.

Los Alamos History Museum: Suspended Moment

on June 19, 2017 - 3:15pm

Scenes From 19th Annual Butterfly Run

on June 19, 2017 - 3:07pm
Runners take off at the start of the Butterfly Run June 18 at the Pojoaque Wellness Center. Photo by George Morse/
Los Alamos High School boys track and field coach Stephen Montoya was fourth in the 10-kilometer race at the Butterfly Run. Photo by George Morse/
Lindsey Montoya, a coach at Los Alamos Middle School, took second in the women’s division of the 10-kilometer run at the Butterfly Run. Photo by George Morse/


Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The 19th annual Butterfly Run hosted by

Cajete Fire Update: Containment Holding At 80 Percent

on June 19, 2017 - 10:54am

Scene from the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Photo by David Ponton/

Scene from the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Photo by David Ponton/

SFNF News:

Crews on the fireline Sunday night observed minimal fire activity. Heavy dead and down timber continues to burn in the interior of fire. 

Scene from the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Photo by David Ponton/

The uncontained section of the fire perimeter is within a snag patch (a section of standing dead trees) in the southeastern corner of the fire near Los Griegos Peak. 


White Rock Senior Center Offers Dance Lessons

on June 19, 2017 - 10:51am
WRSC News:
  • Greatly reduces risk of dementia
  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Increases mobility without joint damage 
  • Increases balance control and centering
  • Increases bone mass and muscle
  • Aids in effort to lose weight
  • Eases levels of depression
Monday, July 10, 2-4 p.m., the White Rock Senior Center will begin offering social dancing lessons for seniors on Monday afternoons. The classes will be held in the Activity Building  in the Los Alamos County Complex.
Our participants will enjoy a no-pressure atmospher in air-conditioned comfort, on a dance floor that

Chamber Announces Chamberfest Bingo Winners

on June 19, 2017 - 10:48am
Chamberfest BINGO blanket winner Sergio Cordova, right, with Ufemia Bernal Rios, Chamber Member Services, left, and Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, center. Courtesy photo


Chamberfest BINGO necklace winner Sheryl Nichols, center, with Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, left, and Ufemia Bernal Rios, Chamber Member Services. Courtesy photo

Eight winners were selected from among 85 BINGO cards that were completed and returned to the Chamber of Commerce June 10 during Chamberfest.
The grand prize winner is Sheryl Nichols, who won a necklace from Bennett’s Fine Jewelry.

FBI: Navajo Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

on June 19, 2017 - 10:44am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Zachariah Nez, 19, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock pleaded guilty June 15 in federal court in Albuquerque to a voluntary manslaughter charge.
The plea agreement recommends a prison sentence within the range of six to 11 years followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
Nez was arrested in October 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man Oct. 17, 2016 on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County.

County Update On Cajete Fire Evacuated Animals

on June 19, 2017 - 10:10am


Los Alamos County just issued an update on evacuation efforts for animals displaced by the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez.

Several dogs have already been reunited with their owners and housing continues for a variety of other animals.

Owners are asked to stop by the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and pick up their animals if they are able to return home at this point, or, to call the Animal Shelter 505-662.8179 and give the staff an anticipated pick up time.

Los Alamos High School’s Sydne Ashford And Miriam Wallstrom Shine At National History Day Competition

on June 19, 2017 - 9:54am

Los Alamos High School students Sydne Ashford and Miriam Wallstrom win 5th place in the U.S. in National History Day Contest. Courtesy photos


In a town where science fair is all the rage, a similar, unique competition showcasing history is just as exciting for local students. Los Alamos High School students Sydne Ashford and Miriam Wallstrom competed in the National History Day Contest (NHD), held June 11-15 at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Washington D.C. area.

Los Alamos Doghouse PHD Hosts Grand Opening

on June 19, 2017 - 9:32am


Los Alamos Doghouse PHD  (Pet Hotel and Daycare), 127 East Gate Dr., held its grand opening celebration Saturday and Sunday. The celebration included a ribbon cutting. From left: Sophia and Ava Bean help their mother and co-owner of Los Alamos Doghouse, Amanda Robertson, co-owner Ruth Scott and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Partridge snip the ceremonial red ribbon Saturday afternoon. The business offers boarding and daycare services to cats and dogs. For more information, visit Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Doghouse PHD